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The Resource Plato at the Googleplex : Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, (electronic resource)

Plato at the Googleplex : Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, (electronic resource)

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Plato at the Googleplex : Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Title
Plato at the Googleplex
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Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today's debates on love, religion, politics, and science. Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News who challenges him on religion and morality? How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom? How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato's brain, argues that all his philosophical problems can be solved by our new technologies? What would he make of Google, and the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts? With a philosopher's depth and a novelist's imagination, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us--from sexuality and child-rearing to morality and the meaning of life--by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he encounters the modern world. By reviving the Platonic art of the dialogue for the 21st century, she demonstrates that the questions he first posed continue to confound and enlarge us"--
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1950-
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Goldstein, Rebecca
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Plato
  • Philosophy
  • Imaginary conversations
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Plato at the Googleplex : Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Contents
Man walks into a seminar room -- Plato at the Googleplex -- In the shadow of the Acropolis -- Plato at the 92nd Street Y -- I don't know how to love him -- xxxPlato -- Socrates must die -- Plato on cable news -- Let the sunshine in -- Plato in the magnet
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 480 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307908872
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d5s3pr9
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)d5s3pr9
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
Plato at the Googleplex : Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Contents
Man walks into a seminar room -- Plato at the Googleplex -- In the shadow of the Acropolis -- Plato at the 92nd Street Y -- I don't know how to love him -- xxxPlato -- Socrates must die -- Plato on cable news -- Let the sunshine in -- Plato in the magnet
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 480 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307908872
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d5s3pr9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)d5s3pr9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 6.2 MB)

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